Barranquilla to Riohacha Bus
The distance from Baranquilla to the Colombian municipality of Riohacha is 168 mi (270 km), which take about 5 hours by bus on the highway. The terrestrial transportation company that cover this route Barranquilla-Riohacha is Expreso Brasilia, which propose bus tickets at low-cost rates of 28 000 COP. The buses leave from the terminal Universidad Simon Bolivar located in Barranquilla in diverse schedules, direction to the terminal of Riohacha. The municipality has a local steppe climate with few precipitations, being September and October the months that have more rains. Riohacha presents an average annual temperature of 83 °F (28.3 °C).
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Barranquilla is located at the height from 4 mamsl to 98mamsl, depending on the area of the city. The distance from Barranquilla to Bogota is 764 mi (1230 km) and the travel takes approximately 24 hours. Barranquilla doesn't have a specific foundation date, the city was born spontaneously due to the agglomeration of indigenous and Spanish who settled the area approximately since 1530. According to Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes, this place was a canoe pier, where diverse goods were sold as salt and prawns, among others.Its history starts with the independence of the Spanish power, in the Free State of Cartagena in 1813; at this time it was called first Billa de Barlovento as recognition, to finally be Barranquilla and its celebration date on April the 7th.In the middle of the 19th century, the city acquires importance as sea and river port of Colombia and thanks to steam boat, Cali achieve being in contact with cities as Cali or Medellin, transforming into the entrance door of new products and travellers from all over the world. In the 20th century the city consolidates as city mainly of business and is called "the Gold Door of Colombia". Nowadays it's known as a city of great cultural wealth and with the Carnival of Barranquilla, the biggest festival of the country.
Riohacha is a city located at the shores of the Caribbean sea. It was founded in 1535 by the german Nikolaus Frederman and became a settlement dedicated to the extraction of pearls. Due to its strategic position it suffered several tragedies, such as a raid by british corsair Francis Drake during the XVIIIth century and then a fire provoked by the patriotic army after the sea battle of Laguna Salá. Due to it still being standing as of today, it was named the “Phoenix of the Caribbean”.Until halfway through the XXth century, Riohacha operated as one of the most important Caribbean port for Colombia. Nowadays, Riohacha is a sought after destination visited for its beaches, and is famous for the high amount of references to the city and its history by famous in the works of writer Gabriel García Márquez.